Military Service Records, Awards, and Unit

Histories: A Guide to Locating Sources 

This guide provides information on locating

military unit histories and individual service

records of discharged, retired, and deceased

military personnel. It also provides information

on locating and replacing military awards and medals. Included is contact information for

military history centers, websites for additional sources of research, and a bibliography of other publications, including related CRS reports.

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eligible for that are based on a favorable decision for

a VA benefit and/or based on special circumstances.

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Compensation under

38 U.S.C. 1151
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Automobile Allowance

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Death Pension
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Declaration of Status of Dependents

TDIU Annual

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offer benefit programs and resources for

Service members, Veterans, and their families.

Veterans Legal Help Navigator
Welcome to the Veterans Legal Help Navigator. This online tool helps veterans' caseworkers and advocates across the country find the right fit legal help for veterans.

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What does that mean for you?


The state or quality of lasting or remaining unchanged indefinitely.

"the clarity and permanence of the dyes"
synonyms: stability, durability, permanency, fixity, fixedness, changelessness,

endurance, constancy, continuity, immortality, indestructibility, perpetuity, endlessness
"the permanence of their relationship gives them a mutual sense of security"

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Jim; Not sure if you have seen this yet. I’ve attached an “invitation” one of our clients received inviting him to participate in the RAMP program. We had to read it about 5 times to understand everything, so I would highly recommend any veteran getting one of these to seek the advice of a rep or attorney. We can definitely see where making the wrong selection could be detrimental. We're happy to offer free evaluations to any veteran who gets a RAMP letter.   /s/ Julie Glover

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What you need to know about this season’s brutal flu

If you don't have your flu shot yet, hustle down to your VA clinic and get it today.

We need you to stick around and not die of the flu this season. Thanks.

Veterans react to news of no PTSD facility when new Aurora VA opens

Department of Veterans Affairs officials announced on Wednesday their new Aurora hospital will no longer have a post-traumatic stress disorder facility when they first open their doors.

It would appear that competent,

highly qualified people don't want to work in a cesspool.

Go figure that VA can't staff it's hospitals and clinics.

Search for new Bedford VA director hits snag

Chairman Roe on Denver VA:  

This situation must never happen again 

Are you being screened for substance abuse?

How will that affect your disability or education benefits?

Random Drug Screening At Your VA Clinic - Legal???

Trump appointee Carl Higbie resigns

On soldiers with PTSD:  Higbie derided members of the military suffering from severe

PTSD as having "a weak mind" and said 75% of those afflicted were either lying

or milking it for federal money.  "But severe PTSD, where guys are bugging out and

doing violent acts, is a trait of a weak mind.  when someone performs an act of violence

that is a, it is a weak mind. That is a crazy person, and the

fact that they're trying to hide it behind PTSD makes me want to vomit."

This video, like dozens more similar to it, raises the question; "Why does VA continue

to piss away taxpayer dollars on bullshit like this?" The public relations functions

at VA are well funded and very active putting lipstick on the pig.

I challenge any one of you to tell me what the narrator said in 50 words or less.

This is a good demonstration of why VA doesn't work.

We say end all the public relations feel good nonsense and

put that money to work for veterans!

Veterans Clinical Psychologist

From:  US Department of Veterans Affairs
Sent:  Friday, January 19, 2018 1:13 PM
To:  VAAllUsers
Subject:  VA’s Preparations for Possible Lapse in FY 2018 Appropriations
As many of you are aware, the current Continuing Resolution providing funding for the government expires on January 19, 2018.  VA’s mission to serve Veterans puts us in a unique position of having both multi-year appropriations and carryover funding.  At this time, all employees will continue to report to work to serve our Veterans, unless notified by a supervisor.
Prudent management requires that we be prepared for all contingencies.  VA has a contingency plan for executing an orderly shutdown in the event a lapse in multi-year appropriations and carryover funding occurs.  The plan is posted on the VA website and can be accessed from the following URL at:  Employees will be notified as to their work status by their supervisor, in consultation with their Human Resources Office, in the event VA exhausts its carryover funding.
To reiterate, in the event of a lapse in appropriations, VA employees continue to report to work as scheduled.  I will provide you with updated and timely information on any further developments.  Thank you for your continued service to the Department, the Nation, and our Veterans.
Peter J. Shelby
Assistant Secretary
Human Resources and Administration

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